Dr. Ashish Jha: If You Are Vaccinated, You’re Unlikely to Transmit Covid-19 to Others

The Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, Dr. Ashish Jha said on ABC News on Sunday that if a person is vaccinated, they “are pretty unlikely to transmit it to others.”

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“What we know right now, is that if you are exposed after full vaccination, you’re very, very, very unlikely to get sick and you’re pretty unlikely to transmit [Covid-19] to others. I mean, that transmission data isn’t foolproof yet, but all the evidence so far suggests that your likelihood of passing it on to somebody else is, you know, it’s probably down 80, 90 percent compared if you weren’t vaccinated.”

ABC’s Jon Karl asked Jha about President Biden’s prediction that by July 4th, we would be able to have small family gatherings, barbecues in the backyard with family.

“My take is even by July 4th, my expectation is that some proportion of Americans will have chosen not to get vaccinated,” continued Jha. “So they’re still going to be at risk. And we probably should avoid those sort of large indoor gatherings where we know the virus wants to spread more efficiently. But short of that, yeah, I do think we can do a lot more. It’s not just small family gatherings. We can have friends over. We can have probably larger gatherings indoors, especially if everybody is vaccinated.”


 

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